April 20, 2018
Federal and state law prohibit Arizona employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics, such as race or religion. (To learn more, see our page on employment discrimination and harassment.)
In all 50 states, federal law makes it illegal to discriminate based on:
In addition, Arizona state law also prohibits discrimination based on:
Federal antidiscrimination laws apply to Illinois employers with 15 or more employees, with the following exceptions:
In Arizona, employers with 15 or more employees are subject to the state's antidiscrimination law.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that regulates workplace discrimination. You can contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by calling 800-669-4000 or check out its website at www.eeoc.gov. The website will help you locate an EEOC field office in Arizona. (See our article on filing a discrimination claim with the EEOC.)
The Civil Rights Division enforces state antidiscrimination law in Arizona. You can contact the Civil Rights Division at 602-542-5263 or 877-491-5742 or or go to its website.